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Total Place

25 March 2010

Total Place: A whole area approach to public services sets out a new direction for local public services and significant new freedoms from central control. It is based on extensive work over the last year by 63 local authorities, 34 primary care trusts, 13 police authorities and other partners, with more than 70 other local areas engaged in similar work. Together the pilots have a population of more than 11 million people. The pilots have mapped more than £82 billion of public spending in their areas.

Total Place was launched at Budget 2009 as a key recommendation of the Operational Efficiency Programme. It shows how all places will benefit from our Smarter Government commitments on de-ringfencing, streamlining funding and reducing burdens. It also sets out:

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